Project Summary The goal of this project is to develop an accessible and open online asynchronous Structural Racism course on a scalable platform for a diverse population of trainees within the biomedical research space. We build on our team's decades of professional experience and engagement in interdisciplinary scholarship related to curriculum/training development, structural racism, technology/platform development, and working towards increasing diversity, recruitment, and persistence of underrepresented minorities within the biomedical research workforce. We propose developing training modules that address and mitigate structural racism and discrimination, piloting these modules, and then make available nationwide as an asynchronous open online course. Partnership with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) will enable the course's rapid development, refinement, and pilot testing. We will develop the Structural Racism course and disseminate widely using our national learning and mentoring platform (MyNRMN) that would facilitate inclusive, accessible, and equitable environments that ultimately cater to the recruitment and persistence of individuals within the biomedical research space. Hosting and delivery of the course on the MyNRMN platform brings both the scalability (to thousands of learners) and accessibility (open/free and web-based) for widespread impact by offering an on-demand training opportunity to individuals across disciplines and career stages within the biomedical research workforce. The dynamic, asynchronous nature of the course is intended to be flexible for adaptation by NIH-funded training programs, higher education institutions, and professional societies. We will pilot test the structural racism course with NRMN students and faculty (from across the nation) to evaluate the course and curriculum and determine changes that need to be implemented to prepare the course for national rollout. Our multifaceted dissemination plan will target diverse individuals across disciplines and career levels. The specific aims are: Aim 1: Develop a structural racism course curriculum and build the course as an asynchronous open online course. Aim 2: Pilot test and revise the asynchronous open online course that addresses structural racism and discrimination with individuals from all career stages. Aim 3: Disseminate the asynchronous open online course nationwide through evidence-based strategies. The expected outcomes from this project will be a freely available, accessible, and online Structural Racism course that addresses structural racism and discrimination.
|Effective start/end date||5/09/23 → 31/07/24|
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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